Feb 25, 2013 4:00am EST
. first lady michelle obama presenting the film with the top prize, as you saw. >>> what's on the agenda in the united states, there's no economic data today, but invests will be keeping a close watch on capitol hill as ben bernanke testifies before congress on the economy on tuesday and wednesday. atlanta fed president dennis lockhart speaks about the economy this evening. that's at 7:00 p.m. eastern. on the results page, first energy hurts lows, realology, autodesk muck notable names reported today. how are we set up for this week? michael gurka, good to see you this morning. hope you had a good weekend. we snapped the seven week of straight gains for the s&p at the beginning of the year. still, not a bad close on friday. we have the sequester at the end of the week, bernanke at the elsewhere.nd everything else how do you see it playing out? >> well, ross, i wonder if we're going to go satellite hook up to michelle obama again so she can give us the okay on the sequester and then we can put some more glitz to that, also, because that's how you want -- the market has jitters righ
Feb 12, 2013 4:00am EST
. eastern. >> and michelle obama will have a special guest in his box, the apple ceo tim cook. it's the second year an invitation has been extended to apple. last year, steve jobs' widow was invited. >>> and democrats plan to unveil a series of targets on tax increases on top earnings this week. that would replace the automatic cuts set to take effect on march 1st. aides say the tax dut would allow for a ten-month delay to that sequester. the plan is likely to be introduced on thursday, but the proposals are expected to be rejected by republican leaders. >>> president obama may sign a protective order aimed as decreasing number of cyber attacks on wednesday. the order would give the department of homeland security the lead role in sharing cyber threats with private industry and protecting critical infrastructure. >>> now, the story we mentioned earlier, american express is expanding its presence on twitter by allowing consumers to directly use the social networking site. they're not buying from twitter. the service is for customers who link their am ex card to their twitter account.